grounded in history, redefining our future
Named after local landowner Thomas Rankin, our borough specialized in manufacturing steel and wire goods during the early 20th century. Rankin is a mere 10 miles south of downtown Pittsburgh and is located within Allegheny County along the Monongahela River. The area’s most known landmark is the George Rankin Jr. Memorial Bridge. Approximately 0.5 square miles in area, Rankin is home to several charming businesses.
Emil's Lounge is known for having the area’s best fish sandwich. Owner Krissy Kochis describes Emil’s as "Good hunky American food”, and the foodies seem to agree. Visitors come from miles away to sample their fish which is dipped in a secret batter and the succulent Reuben sandwich that is piled high with corned beef. If you’re in the mood for some great home cooking, stop by Emil’s “Thirst Quenching” destination...Read More
414 Hawkins Ave. Rankin, PA 15104
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The Rankin Christian Center is a non-profit, faith based community social service agency, primarily focusing on serving the underserved communities in the Mon Valley of Allegheny County. The agency houses program services to at-risk individuals from birth to senior citizens. Through a comprehensive network of service delivery RCC provides a holistic approach to individuals and families, enhancing their opportunities to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually...read more
Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area operates tours of the Carrie Blast Furnaces at the former U. S. Steel Homestead Works. Tours take visitors through the iron-making process and include the famous 40' "Deer Head" crafted entirely of materials found on the site.
Carrie Blast Furnace Tours are offered May - October. The site is closed at all other times...
The Rankin Promise Program is an alternative education program for students within the district who have demonstrated at-risk behaviors. The program features a full academic curriculum identical to courses used within our district's other schools. Students will receive instruction in the four core areas of English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Students are also expected to participate in physical education and a social skills class...read more